Reichhold Cleared Of Liability At NJ Smelting Site

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that Reichhold Inc. is not liable for any metal contamination at a New Jersey smelting site previously owned by United States Metals Refining Co., handing a resounding victory to Reichhold in a six-year dispute over the site.

Judge Dickinson Debevoise, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, ruled Monday that USMRC had failed to show that Reichhold, the site's current owner, contributed significantly to metal contamination around the smelter. The ruling follows a bench trial that ended in...
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